Newspaper article The Journal (Newcastle, England)

Chelsea Agree a Deal for Filipe Luis

Newspaper article The Journal (Newcastle, England)

Chelsea Agree a Deal for Filipe Luis

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CHELSEA have completed the signing of Filipe Luis from Atletico Madrid, the Barclays Premier League club have announced.

The Blues reached an agreement to sign the left-back from the Spanish champions on Wednesday and have now agreed terms on a three-year deal.

A club statement read: "Chelsea Football Club are delighted to announce the signing of Filipe Luis from Atletico Madrid.

"The Brazilian defender has signed a three-year contract and will wear the number five shirt."

The 28-year-old played an integral part for Atletico last season as they won the Primera Division and made it to the Champions League final.

The Brazilian is excited by the prospect of playing in England.

He said: "This move is a dream come true for me.

"I now have the opportunity to play for Chelsea and also in the Premier League.

"I'm very happy and looking forward to getting started and giving my best for the team during the coming seasons."

Filipe Luis now has an opportunity to replace Ashley Cole as Chelsea's first-choice left-back in the long-term. …

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